Nov 18, 2012 8:00am PST
environment for you to step in as a new editor? >> well, i'm not so sure it's a difficult environmental. i recognize that we're under pressures, i recognize that we have to make choices. i recognize that the amount of resources we have will be dependent upon the revenues that we have. and so that's true at the post as it is at err other news organization like the post. we have to do that. we have no choice. >> in the old days the editor would come in, hire a bunch of hot shots. these days given financial pressure and people questioning whether newspapers have a feature, why would anyone want this post? >> it's "the washington post" and "washington post" has play add defining and distinctive role in politics and policy and worrell affairs and think importantly in its own community. it's a superb staff and for me it's great to be a part of it. >> i worked there for years as you know. everyone says digital is the future. the post website unlike "the boston globe" and others doesn't charge anything. there's no pay wall. does that have to change at some point. >> that's not for me to say. that'